Tuesday, 23 May 2017

O.S. Battle For The Crossroads.(Parte the First)


Whilst I was on holiday I re-read "Charge" by Brig. P. Young , so on my return I was smitten with the need to do some Old School goodness ! . I decided on a small game using my 40mm home casts and Battles of the Ancient Regime for the rules . The object of the game is to secure the important crossroads in eight moves . Here we see the Allied force moving onto the table commanded by the Duke of Cumberland ( Fat Billy) .


The 18th (Royal Irish) Foote are the first infantry onto the table supported by the Schuamburg-Lippe-Buckeberg Artillery and the Prussian Ruesch Hussars .


The French/Saxon force initially has the Leibgrenadiergarde Battalion , Saxon cavalry regiment Frei-Husaren von Schill and a French gun and crew .


The force is commanded by the Herzog Voglemann  , he is an Irregular figure from their 40mm range , one of the few non- home cast figures in my collection.


The battle is being observed by Voltaire assisted by his manservant 'Wee Jocky' , he is taking notes for his  'Histoire de la Guerre Actuelle' ( never published).


The French artillery climbs the ridge to seek a position to open fire , whilst the Hussars and infantry deploy.


The Leibgrenadiergarde dress their lines immaculately - as one would expect ! .


'Fat Billy' and his entourage , he originally came from EBay with a horse that had only three legs and was destined to be melted down - till I noticed he had a passing resemblance to the Duke of Cumberland , so an replacement leg was fashioned (front right , viewed from the front) . Part two to follow ......










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    1. Yes things are going smoothly at the moment , Tony

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    1. Bit since they have been on the table top , Tony

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  3. I have had a copy of BAR for ages but still not played them. Lets see what happens in part 2.

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    1. Units are activated by the drawing of cards , ideal for solo play ,Tony

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  4. Looks wonderfully old-school, and beautifully painted figures.

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    1. Some of my favourite figures which don't get played with enough,Tony

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  5. Oh, I love the look of the Leibgrenadiergarde!

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    1. They look good but have a poor track record on the table ,maybe they will do better this time,Tony

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  6. Fantastic looking figures Tony!

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    1. Had great fun casting and painting them,Tony

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  7. Great looking game, Charge is such an inspiration!

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    1. Charge is one of the top three wargaming books ,Tony

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    1. Thank you one of my favorite collections that doesn't get enough table time , Tony

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  9. Tony,
    Superb Old School there with your 40mm - great going indeed! Cheers. KEV.

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    1. As I get older the more O.S. I get ,Tony

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